Firmin Bouisset, ‘Chocolate Menier’, poster, French, 1895. Museum no. E.154-1921
Open until 14 September 2011 – Sackler Centre – Free admission. For the past 400 years chocolate has fed both our senses and our imagination. This display charts the origins, making, importation and consumption of chocolate in South America and Europe, 1600 – 2000. Drawing on a wide range of V&A objects, including ceramics, metalwork and prints, it will examine our enduring love affair with the ‘divine nectar’.
Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum, Cromwell Road, Chelsea, SW7 2RL